Highlights | Hung verdict in Goa, Manipur leaves battle open for Congress, BJP

Hindustan Times | By
Mar 11, 2017 11:13 PM IST

Goa and Manipur headed for a hung assembly as no party got a clear majority to form the government. Here are highlights of the results from both the states.

Goa and Manipur headed for a hung assembly as no party got a clear majority to form the government.

Congress supporters celebrate outside the counting centres in Panaji on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Congress supporters celebrate outside the counting centres in Panaji on Saturday.(HT Photo)

While the Congress bagged 17 seats of the 40-seat assembly in Goa, it won 28 of 60 seats in Manipur in one of its toughest fights to retain its 15-year-old government. The BJP won 13 and 21 seats in Goa and Manipur, respectively.

In Goa, BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar lost in his home seat. The Aam Aadmi Party, which was aiming to expand its national footprint, failed opened its account in Goa and could not replicate its Delhi performance.

The hung assembly has triggered a tug of war between the Congress and BJP. While former chief minister Manohar Parrikar said the BJP will stake claim to form the government with the help of smaller parties, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said the party is in touch with like-minded parties to enlist their support to achieve majority.

In Manipur, the Congress struggled to retain power as the BJP, which is consolidating its position in the north-east, gave it a tough fight. Activist Irom Sharmila, who was contesting against chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, polled just 90 seats and later decided to quit politics.

BJP president Amit Shah claimed on Saturday that the party will be able to form governments in the two states.

Highlights of Goa, Manipur assembly election results

8pm: Final tally from Manipur: Congress 28, BJP 21, Naga Peoples Front 4, Lok Jan Shakti Party 1, National People’s Party 4, All India Trinamool Congress 1, Independent 1

7.58pm: Final tally from Goa: Congress 17, BJP 13, NCP 1, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak 3, Goa Forward Party 3, Independent 3.

7.54pm: Congress vice-president thanks people of Goa and Manipur where Congress has won the majority of seats but is falling short of numbers to form the government.

“I thank the people of Goa & Manipur for their love &support to the Congress Party. Congratulations to our workers & leaders in both states,” Gandhi tweeted.

7.40pm: Manipur update: Naga Peoples Front, that won 4 seats, is likely to support a non-Congress government, ANI says quoting sources

6.50pm: Defence minister and former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar says they are confident of making forming the government. Many have expressed to side with the BJP instead of the Congress, he says.

We don’t try to pass on the buck; we all responsible for fractured mandate: Parrikar

6.22pm: Goa latest: INC 16, BJP 13, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3 and Independent 3

6.20pm: Manipur latest: INC 26, BJP 21, NPP 4, NPF 4, LJP 1, AITC 1 and Independent 1

5.51pm: Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar tenders resignation to governor.

5.30pm: Goa sees maximum voters going for NOTA. Read here.

5.25pm: Manipur latest trends: INC 25, BJP 21, NPP 4, NPF 4, Lok Jan Shakti Party 1

5.16pm: Rights activist-turned politician Irom Sharmila, who polled just 90 votes, has decided to quit electoral politics.

“I don’t feel ashamed of my defeat but am fed up of elections and won’t contest again in future. But I want my party, Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) to survive,” she said.

5.12pm: Goa latest trends: Congress 17, BJP 13, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3, Independent 3

5.10pm: With the Goa defeat, BJP is left leaderless in the state.

4.43pm: Goa tally: Congress 16, BJP 13, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3, Independent 3

4.15pm: Irom Sharmila says she will stop contesting elections. ”I m really fed up of all these things” she said.”People feel sympathy for me.Even the eyes of some old women were full of tears but they said you’re too late,” she said. She could get only 90 votes in Thoubal where she was contesting against Ibobi Singh

3.47pm: BJP president Amit Shah says BJP set to form governments in four states including Goa and Manipur.

3.30pm: Former Goa CM and veteran Congressman Digambar Kamat, who won from Margao constituency, credits his party workers for the victory. “I attribute my victory to all my party workers who stood by me and reposed their faith in me,” said Kamat, as reported by PTI.

3.22pm: Goa tally: Congress 13, BJP 13, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3, Independent 3

Read: Goa election 2017: Congress puts up strong show, shock defeat for CM Parsekar

3.05pm: Goa: Pratapsingh Rane, Leader of Opposition, wins Poriem constituency.

3.01pm: Goa: Nilesh Cabral of BJP wins from Curchorem; Alina Saldanha also fo BJP, wins Cortalim in South Goa.

2.55pm: Goa tally: BJP win 10 leading 4; Congress 11 leading 2, NCP 1, MGP 2 leading 1, GFP 3, Independent 1 leading 2.

2.50pm: Manipur: Prahlad Patel, BJP in charge of the state confident that the party will cross the majority mark. “We will reach the majority mark... 29 or even 30. We will get the simple majority,” he says.

In Manipur, 31 seats are needed for majority while in Goa the mark is 21. (HT Photo)
In Manipur, 31 seats are needed for majority while in Goa the mark is 21. (HT Photo)

2.40pm: In Goa and Manipur, BJP and Congress locked in a close battle. In Manipur, 31 seats are needed for majority while in Goa the mark is 21.

2.20pm: Goa: State tourism minister Dilip Parulekar (BJP) loses to Goa Forward nominee Jayesh Salgaoncar by 2,150 votes in Saligao.

2.10pm: Goa tally: Congress 11, BJP 10, MGP, GFP 3, NCP 1, Goa Suraksha Manch 1

2.02pm: Manipur: Deputy CM Gaikhangam (Congress) leads by 1,000 votes against BJP candidate Adim Pannei in Nungba seat

1.55pm: Manipur tally: INC 13 leading on 4, BJP 13 leading on 4, NPP 2 leading on 1, NPF 3.

1.50pm: Manipur: Rural development minister M Okendro (Congress) loses to BJP candidate That Radheshyam by 1,647 votes in Heirok seat .

1.45pm: Goa: Kuncalienkar won Panaji after a close fight with Monserrate, an Independent. He won by 900 votes.

1.35pm: Goa: BJP bags Panaji where Sidharth Kuncalienkar, the sitting MLA and Manohar Parrikar’s ‘Man Friday’ has been declared the winner.

1.30pm: Goa tally: BJP 10, Congress 8, Goa Forward Party 3, MGP 3, Independent 1, NCP 1

1.25pm: Manipur: BJP’s potential CM candidate T Chaoba Singh (14,456) loses to Congress’ N Loken Singh (14,736) in Nambo.

1.20pm:Goa: Former chief minister Digambar Kamat (Congress) wins from Margao constituency, defeating BJP candidate Sharmad Pai Raiturcar by 4,900 votes.

1.15pm: Having failed to open account in Goa so far, AAP said it is disappointed with its performance in the state and will introspect on the reasons behind it. “We are disappointed with the results. We will introspect on the reasons behind the (poor) performance,” senior AAP leader Ashutosh said.

1.05pm: Goa Forward Party, a new entrant for this election who had pitched candidates in four seats, bags 3. Saligao constituency also won by GFP.

Supporters greet Goa deputy CM Francis D’Souza who won at Mapusa constituency. (HT Photo)
Supporters greet Goa deputy CM Francis D’Souza who won at Mapusa constituency. (HT Photo)

12.55pm: Manipur: Chief Election Officer says counting likely to continue till 5pm. “In Thoubal there are 2 counting halls..and 10 ACs. At a time only 2 ACs can be counted. It will continue till 4 or 5pm as same is situation in some other Districts,” says VK Dewangan, CEO Manipur.

12.50pm: Brother defeats brother in Manipur: Congress minister K Govindas (14,150) defeats brother Krishna Kumar Singh of BJP (8,872) from Bishnupur. 21 seats declared so far Cong 9, BJP 6, NPF 3, NPP 2, LJP 1

12.45pm: Goa: BJP bags two more seats taking its tally to 10 — Pandurang Madkaikar from Cumbharjua and Pramod Sawant from Sanquelim.

12.40pm:Manipur: Results declared on 18 seats with Congress bagging 9, BJP 4, NPP 2,NPF 2 and LJP 1. Counting in progress in 19 constituencies and yet to start in 23.

12.35pm: Goa tally: BJP has won 8 seats leading on 4, Congress has won 7 and is leading on 7, Goa Forward Party has won 2 and is leading on 1, NCP has won 1 and leading on 2, MGP has won 1 and leading on 2. AAP yet to open account.

12.30pm: Goa: In Pernem, Ajgaonkar Manohar Trimbak leads with 3,471 votes ahead.

12.25pm: Goa: Deputy CM Francis D’Souza retains Mapusa assembly seat in North Goa, defeating his nearest Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party rival Vinod Phadke by 6,828 votes.

Supporters of different parties and observers at Counting Center, Bal Bhavan, Panaji. (HT PHOTO)
Supporters of different parties and observers at Counting Center, Bal Bhavan, Panaji. (HT PHOTO)

12.15pm: Manipur: Counting yet to begin in 26 of the total 60 seats. Results declared in 12 seats and counting in progress in 22 seats.

12.10pm: Goa: Recounting ordered in Cuncolim after Clafasio Dias (Congress) was declared victorious by 149 votes getting a total of 6,352. The second leading contesting is Joaquin Alemao with 6203 votes.

12.05pm: Manipur: Nemcha Kigpen of BJP wins Kangpokpi seat by 2,273 votes
Tally at:: Cong 4, BJP 3, NPP 2, NPF 2, LJP 1

NPP candidate, retired IPS Y Joykumar, who won by 345 votes from INC candidate L Nandakumar.
NPP candidate, retired IPS Y Joykumar, who won by 345 votes from INC candidate L Nandakumar.

12pm: Manipur: NPP candidate retired IPS Y Joykumar wins by 345 votes against INC candidate L Nandakumar. Tally at: Cong 3, BJP 2, NPP 2, NPF-2, LJP-1

11.52am: Goa: AAP’s chief minister candidate Elvis Gomes loses in Cuncolim.

11.45am: Congress’ Jenifer Monseratte, wife of Babushka alias Antanasio Monserrate, wins Taleigao, defeating BJP’s Dattaprasad Naik.

Read: Goa assembly election 2017 results: Congress takes early leads

11.40am: Latest confirmed wins in Manipur: Cong 3, BJP 2, NPP 1, LJP 1, NPF 1.

11.35am: Manipur: BJP’s N Biren Singh at 2,074; leads Trinamool Congress ‘s Sarat Chandra who has 1,558.

11.25am: Goa: Congress supporters celebrate as party candidate Dayanand Raghunath Sopte bags Mandrem seats by defeating BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar.

11.20am: Manipur: BJP candidate H Dingo defeats INC candidate Kh Devendra in Sekmai seat. Dingo got 13163,Devendra 10,631.

11.15am: Goa: CM Parsekar loses Mandrem seat, where he is the sitting MLA, by over 3000 votes.
Results so far: BJP 8, Congress 6, Goa Forward Party 2, MGP 1, NCP 1

11.10am: Goa: CM Parsekar trailing by 3,600 votes.

Read: Manipur election: Irom Sharmila gets just 90 votes, loses to Ibobi Singh

11.05am: Dayanand Raghunath Sopte of INC leads by a margin of 26% in Mandrem where CM Laxmikant Parsekar is also in the run.

11am: Manipur trends: INC: 9, BJP: 9 (Declared 1), NPP: 3, IND: 3, NPF: 3

10.55am: Goa: Franscisco Silveira wins St Andre Congress with 8,087 votes.

10.51am: Manipur: Congress bags Lilong and Thangmeiband seats. BJP 1, Cong 3

10.45am: Manipur: In Konthoujam, Dr S Ranjan of BJP wins. So far, BJP and Congress both have bagged one seat each.

10.40am: Manipur: CM Ibobi Singh wins Thoubal. Irom Sharmila loses. Sharmila had said earlier that she will contest again in next polls if she loses. Ibobi bagged 18,649 votes as compared to his nearest BJ P candidate L Basanta who got 8,179; Irom Sharmila got 90 only.

10.30am: Goa: Vijay Sardesai of Goa Forward Party wins from Fatorda where is also the sitting MLA.

10.25am: Manipur: BJP leading in eight seats in Manipur Assembly, followed by ruling Congress in four seats, as per early trends reported by PTI.

10.20am: Manipur: After third round, in Keishamthong, NPP has 2,284 votes,INC has 1,645 and BJP has130. In Tengnoupal, NPF has 6,154 and INC has 4,696. In Kshetrigao,MNDF has 3,223, BJP has 2,598 and INC has 1,016 votes.

10.10am: Manipur: In Churachandpur district, Congress leading on 2 seats, National Peoples Party in 1 out of 6 seats. P Tonsing, who had quit Congress to fight from Churachnpur, is leading. He is from NPP.

10am: AAP leader Ashutosh says party will form government in Goa. “We are very happy. We will form the government in Punjab with a massive majority. In Goa, we are going to do good performance,” he told ANI.

9.55am:Manipur: BJP’s N Biren Singh leads by over 500 votes against TMC candidate in Heingang. N Biren was a former minister in the Congress government and was among the six Congress leaders weaned away by BJP.

Monitoring of counting process across Manipur at Imphal CEO office.
Monitoring of counting process across Manipur at Imphal CEO office.

9.50am: Goa: AAP not leading on any of the seats, trailing in Bicholim.

9.45am: Goa: In Bicholim, MGP’s Naresh Sawal leads with 3,590; Rajesh Patnekar of BJP is at 3,122 and Sainath Patekar of AAP at 75.

9.40am: Manipur: Congress and BJP lead in 2 seats each, NPF in 1.

9.35am: Manipur: In Konthoujam, BJP’s S Rajan Singh leads with 3,796 votes against Congress’s Sarat Singh who has got 3,370 votes. In Mao, Naga Peoples Front’s L Dikho is leading with 6,311 while BJP’s W Joram has got 627. In Thangmeiband, BJP candidate Jyotin waikhom ahead by 40 votes against Congress’ Kh Joykishan.

9.30am: Goa: Vijay Sardesai of Goa Forward Party leading by 900 votes in Fatorda against Damu Naik of BJP in first round. In Savordem, south Goa, Deepak Pavaskar of MGP leading with 3,415 votes against Ganesh Goankar of BJP who has got 2,246.

9.25am: Goa: Sitting MLA, Jenniffer Monserate of Congress leads in Taleigao by 3.799 votes.

9.20am: Manipur: After first round of counting in Thoubal, Ibobi gets 4,689, Basanta (BJP) gets 2,691 and Sharmila gets 26.

9.15am: Goa: Dayanad Sopte of Congress leads in Mandrem by 3,962 votes. CM Parsekar trailing by 2,226 votes.

9.10am: Manipur: BJP candidate from Konthoujam, Ranjan ahead of Congress candidate Sarat by 500 votes .

9.02am: Goa: Dayanand Sopte of Congress leading by 750 votes in Mandrem constituency, Laxmikant Parsekar trailing.

8.58am:Goa: Pratapsingh Rane, Leader of Opposition, leading by 1,700 votes in Poriem constituency.

8.55am: Manipur: BJP candidate from Naoriya Pakhanglakpa, S Subhashchandra confident that BJP will get more than 30 seats.

8.40am: Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila broke her 16-year fast last year and floated a party of her own — the ‘Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance’ to fight the Assembly elections in her quest to get the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act — AFSPA repealed.

8.32am: Irom Sharmila trailing in Manipur’s Thoubal constituency. Congress CM Ibobi Singh is leading.

8.27am: In Goa, votes logged in nearly 2,500 EVMs are being counted at the Bal Bhavan in Panaji and the Government College of Commerce and Economics in Margao.

8.22am: Manohar Parrikar visits Mahalaxmi Temple in Goa, performs puja for blessings ahead of the results.

8.15am: Counting of postal ballots begins in 11 centres in Manipur. Fates of 266 candidates to be decided.

8.08am: In Manipur, the outcome is expected to be much closer than the last election. In 2012, the Congress — led by chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh — won 42 seats of 60 seats; the BJP, contesting only 19 seats, failed to open its account.

8am: Counting begins in Manipur also where the BJP attempts to end 15 years of Congress rule in Manipur and expand its footprint in the northeast after forming governments in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Read: CM Okram Ibobi remains a constant factor in unstable Manipur

7.55am: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar reaches Goa BJP office ahead of the election results.

7.50am: In Goa, the entry of the newly formed alliance between Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) mentored by former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar and the Shiv Sena, which are contesting the elections in 26, 5 and 3 seats respectively, makes the contest difficult to judge.

Read: Goa election: A lot at stake for BJP, AAP in this multi-cornered fight

7.45am: PRAJA (Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance) chief Irom Sharmila says, “Muscle, money power openly used by parties.” reports ANI. Says she is not much affected by the exit poll results.

7.40am: In Manipur, BJP is the only party to have fielded candidates in all the 60 seats, up from 19 in the 2012 polls. The Congress had fielded 60 too, but former minister Phungzathang Tonsing quit after the list was made and joined a regional party to be its candidate for his pet Churachandpur seat.

7.35am: Goa: Fate of Laxmikant Parsekar, former BJP chief minister, who is contesting from Mandrem to be decided in round one of counting.

Counting begins in Goa.
Counting begins in Goa.

7.30am: Manipur counting to begin at 8am. Postal ballots will be counted first followed by EVMs.

7.25am: AVMS of Mandrem, Porvorim, Mapusa and Valpoi constituencies of Goa opened, counting begins.

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